SW Michigan

6:22 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Marshall residents file petitions against overlay for Oaklawn Hospital

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Overlay district was set for possible expansion of hospital. Neighborhood residents say they want alternatives explored
MARSHALL - Residents believe they have gathered enough petition signatures to force a referendum on the city's Hospital Campus Overlay District ordinance. Martin Overhiser, president of the Marshall Neighborhood Association, said some 20 registered voters helped collect 998 signatures. Only 543 are required to put the issue on the ballot, possibly in the fall.
9:14 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Portage School Board to reopen superintendent search

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Board members say they will likely have to actively recruit a candidate for the job
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- The Portage Public Schools Board of Education has agreed to reopen its search for a superintendent through the end of May and will ask its search consultant to "reach out" to potential candidates. "I want to make sure we get this right," board President Bo Snyder said.
9:14 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Portage School Board to reopen superintendent search

Lead in text: 
Board members say they will likely have to actively recruit a candidate for the job
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- The Portage Public Schools Board of Education has agreed to reopen its search for a superintendent through the end of May and will ask its search consultant to "reach out" to potential candidates. "I want to make sure we get this right," board President Bo Snyder said.
3:34 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Former Kalamazoo city manager eyeing the DC mayoral race?

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Robert Bobb served as Kalamazoo's city manager during the mid-1970's. From 2009 to 2011 he was the state-appointed emergency financial manager of the Detroit Public Schools.
Bobb sought to downplay his efforts, saying that the political conversations should not be interpreted as a prelude to a mayoral run. "I would characterize it as not anything other than I want to be a political voice in town," Bobb said. "I want to watch and see what's going on with all these races.
3:08 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Peters expected to announce U.S. Senate bid

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Republicans thinking about running for the seat held by retiring Democrat Carl Levin include congressman Justin Amash and Mike Rogers as well as former Michigan secretary of state Terri Lynn Land.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Gary Peters is expected to announce his intention to run for Michigan's soon-to-be-open U.S. Senate seat on Wednesday in Rochester Hills. A Democratic source told the Free Press today that Peters, who had been widely expected to run, would announce his intentions and visit several other cities around the state - including Flint, Lansing and Grand Rapids - this week.

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